Graduate programs

The Iowa State University School of Education has two divisions: Higher Education and Teaching, Learning, Leadership, and Policy. We offer a variety of graduate degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., M.S., M.Ed., M.A.T.) as well as several graduate certificate programs. We take pride in our ability to provide you with excellent opportunities to work closely with faculty to pursue a program of study specifically tailored to your interests. 


Division of Higher Education

At the doctoral level, the division offers:

The division offers two programs at the master’s level:

    1. Student Affairs
      • This program offers residential-based curriculum for those interested in campus leadership and practice around student development
    2. Higher Education – this program is a fully online program with three areas of emphasis:
      1. Community College Leadership
      2. Higher Education Administration
      3. Intercollegiate Athletic Administration and Leadership

 

The Division of Higher Education also offers a graduate certificate in Community College Teaching.


Division of Teaching, Learning, Leadership, and Policy

The Division of Teaching, Learning, Leadership, and Policy consists of four areas: Educational Leadership, Organizations and Policy (ELOP); Instructional Technology, Mathematics Education, and Science Education (ITMS); Language, Literacy, and Learning (L3); and, Social and Cultural Studies in Education (SCS).

At the Ph.D. level, the division offers a degree in education with seven areas of emphasis:

  1. Educational Leadership, Organizations, and Policy
  2. Literacy
  3. Instructional Technology
  4. Math Education
  5. Science Education
  6. Social and Cultural Studies of Education
  7. Special Education

 

At the Ed.D. level, the division offers a degree in education with an emphasis in P-12 systems-level leadership (inclusive of recommendation for licensure as a superintendent).

At the master’s level, the division offers a degree in education with six areas of emphasis:

  1. Instructional technology (M.Ed. or M.S.)
  2. Literacy (M.Ed. or M.S.)
  3. Special Education (M.Ed. or M.S.)
  4. Mathematics Education (M.Ed. only)
  5. Science Education (M.Ed. only)
  6. Social and Cultural Studies of Education (M.S. only)

 

Additionally, TLLP offers three educator preparation programs that can lead to licensure recommendation:

  1. M.Ed. in Education, emphasis in: Transformative School Leadership Program
  2. M.Ed. in Education, emphasis in: Mathematics Education
  3. Science Education (M.A.T.)

 

TLLP also has three certificate programs:

  1. Instructional Design
  2. Literacy Coaching (online)
  3. Special Education Instructional Strategist II

School of Education certificate programs

The School of Education offers two school-wide certificate programs: 

  1. Applied Research in the Human Sciences 
  2. Education for Social Justice